Middle East Institute | This esteemed think tank was created in 1946 as a place for accurate and rigorous research for the post-war Middle East. While much has changed over the 66 years since their inception, with American interests waxing and waning, the Middle East Institute has carried on and kept its pledge of non-partisanship. Today, they are involved throughout the region, from North Africa to Western Asia, and cover a wide array of interests including culture, the environment, politics, and human rights. The research they produce can be found in The Middle East Journal, the first scholarly journal to focus exclusively on the Middle East.
The Parents Circle – Families Forum | This organization is comprised of over 600 Israeli and Palestinian families that have lost a close family member due to the chronic fighting in the region. Starting in 1995 with Israeli families, Palestinian families started joining the group in 1998. The mission of the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is to create a framework for reconciliation, and influence policy makers and the public to seek peace through empathy instead of war. PFCC tries to achieve these goals through face-to-face reconciliation projects, media outlets such as documentaries and a TV drama, member seminars, and professional training for activists.